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Toad-ally Awesome

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Today I’m featuring a bunch of new products in the MarkerPop store! First, my set of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, and then My Favorite Things‘ (MFT) new (and a tad older!) stamp & die sets. 

I created a fun interactive card that combines these MFT products: 

 All the images are colored with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and my Water Brush onto Distress Watercolor cardstock.

I integrated a couple trusty Lawn Fawn dies into this project, Grassy Border and STAX Large Stitched Rectangle. The patterned papers are MFT’s: Dots & Stripes Neutral and Subtle Plaids. These Pretty Pink Posh (PPP) cupped sequins were such a cute addition to this sweet card:

And the cute googly eyes on the frog are PPP Silly Eyes 4mm.

Don’t forget to check out and enter our Watercolor Giveaway! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

Ham it Up

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Join us as we celebrate watercolor all month here on the blog. The Design Team will be sharing lots of great projects and fun techniques. We will have two Challenges this month focusing on Watercolor, and we have Prizes! We will pick 2 winners for a Prima Confections Watercolor Pan Set Of 12 in Pastel Dreams, and a Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Long Detailer Tip. And 1 Grand Prize – The New Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Brush Pen Set of 12.

To enter, join us for each of our Challenges this month and share the contest info with your friends using the Hashtag #mpwatercolorgiveaway

Today I’m featuring the look of coloring white heat embossed images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! And the stamp set I choose to do this with is the MFT Hog Heaven set (so adorable!). 

I stamped the images onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock with VersaMark, then heat embossed them with Wow! Opaque White embossing powder using my Ranger Heat It Craft Tool. Then I used the Zig Clean Color Set of 24 to color the images.

The clouds are die cut from Bazzill White Cardstock Paper using 2 dies from the MFT Puffy Clouds die set. I painted the clouds with Zig Clear Wink of Stella. The scalloped frame is from MFT’s Stitched Square Scalloped Edge Frames set. The stitched square for the card base is from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Square Cut Set. The background hill is the middle die from Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Borders Cut Set.

Hope this made you smile! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!

Make a Wish

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi Crafters! Have you heard of  Chibitronics?! Well, MarkerPop is carrying them! This system is where you use LED circuit stickers to build circuits and create little lights on your projects!

Here’s their page explaining what’s possible. The following video shows how to complete a simple circuit; there are other videos on the above linked page, too.

On my project I’m using Chibitronics for the first time; my project is very simple and basic; of course you can go detailed and all fancy, too.

Here you’ll see my pencil sketch of where the light is going to be, and the path for the currents to the battery. And in the 2nd picture, you see me pressing the current onto the battery so the light will light up!

Now the background current “stuff” is mounted onto the scalloped background piece. And then you can see the finished product in action!

My project was part of a set I created; here’s my set and how I created it:

This great My Favorite Things stamp set, Make a Wish, and it’s coordinating die set came out in August last year, and I finally ordered it last month! I pulled those 2 sets, some other MFT products, and some Lawn Fawn stuff all together, and I created a fun set of birthday cards! Now, after I show you these cards, I’m going to focus on one of them that has a special feature added to it; you’ll see that later!

I stamped the candles and flames with different Lawn Fawn inks & MFT inks onto Bazzill White Cardstock,

Then I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut the rectangular white background pieces with the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangular Stackables die set (and I also die cut the same shape from white foam). In those rectangular shapes, I then die cut the candles and flames into them to create openings. (and, OOPS, I realized later that I had die cut the flames in the wrong direction and had to do them all again… lol!)

I glued a thin piece of white printer paper on the back of the rectangular shapes, and then glued the candles and flames into the openings. I glued the finished piece onto the white foam pieces.

The scalloped rectangular shape is from the 2nd largest die in Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die set; the papers are from MFT’s Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6×6 Paper Pack. I glued the finished candle scenes onto the scalloped pieces. Next, I stamped the different sentiments onto Bazzill White Cardstock, and die cut them using my Mini Misti and dies from Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment Banners die set and their Extra Sentiment Banners die set.

I added Ranger’s Crushed Pineapple Stickles to the flames to give them a glittery finish; and the final touch was adding Pretty Pink Posh’s 4mm & 6mm Clear Droplets.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Box

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Anything But a Card, Eye Candy (Projects)

(at the end of my post I share how I store & transport my Copic markers!)

Eek! I think I’m in love! Today I broke out my new Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Cut Set and created an oober-fun birthday pop-up box! If you haven’t seen this die and how it works, here is Lawn Fawn’s video:

Isn’t that fun?! OK, so for MY box, I pulled out a ton of Lawn Fawn (LF) stamp & coordinating cut sets, and some other LF stamp OR cut sets on their own:

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored them with my Copic markers

I used papers from 2 new Lawn Fawn 6×6 paper pads to decorate the box: Perfectly Plaid and Watercolor Wishes.

This project was so incredibly fun to make, and I can only imagine all the possible scenes I’ll be able to create using this fun die set!

OK, now I’d like to throw in how I store my Copic markers, and how I transport them.

I have a wonderful collection of Copic Sketch markers; it has taken me almost 3 years to get to this point! When I’m coloring, I want them organized, and easily accessible. After much trial & error while experimenting with different storage solutions, I was finally thrilled when I discovered the Crafter’s Companion Untimate Pens and Markers Storage Units. You can get them in Clear (with a light tint of blue), or Black; I have the Clear ones. Here is an image of my markers and where I keep them on my work table:

(in this pic you can see the neighbor’s house still under construction and the mud pit it’s sitting on!):

Then there are the times when I need to take my markers with me; when that’s the case, I pull out my Copic Empty Clear Storage Cases. They come in different sizes for different Copic markers (Original, Sketch, or Ciao). I have 4 of the cases that hold 72 markers each, and that’s enough to transport my markers.


So that’s it! Make sure you head over to our Copic 30th Birthday Giveaway post because you still have time to enter !

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